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    Staff memoranda: Rostow, Walt W., December 1960-June 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files3 December 1960-21 June 1961, undated

    This folder contains memoranda from Walt Rostow, Deputy Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, to President John F. Kennedy and McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Topics include the threat of communism, guerilla warfare, Vietnam, and policy planning. Also included in this fol...

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    Special message to Congress on urgent national needs, 25 May 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.May 1961: 23-25

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's urgent message to Congress. In his address the President argues for increased defense spending and support for the nation's space program. Materials in this folder include a draft, press copies and a read...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Special Message to Congress on Urgent National Needs, 25 May 1961
    White House Audio Collection25 May 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s Special Message to Congress. In his address President Kennedy discusses his plans to strengthen the economy in response to the recent recession, advocates increased defense spending and support for the nation’s space program, and addresses the possible spread of communist ideology through Latin Americ...

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    ST-A16-1-61. President John F. Kennedy's Special Address to Congress on Urgent National Needs
    White House Photographs25 May 1961

    President John F. Kennedy addresses a Joint Session of Congress regarding urgent national needs, including economic issues, the nation’s space program, and communism. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    ST-M19-1-61. President John F. Kennedy's Special Address to Congress on Urgent National Needs
    White House Photographs25 May 1961

    President John F. Kennedy addresses a Joint Session of Congress regarding urgent national needs, including economic issues, the nation’s space program, and communism. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

  • Digitized Moving Image
    Excerpt, Address Before a Joint Session of Congress, 25 May 1961
    Television Network Columbia Broadcasting System Collection25 May 1961

    CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) motion picture excerpt of President John F. Kennedy delivering a Special Message to Congress on Urgent National Needs in the House of Representatives chamber, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. This is not the President's full address. In this excerpt the President argues for support for the nation's space pr...

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    Address to George Smathers fundraising dinner, Miami Beach, Florida, 10 March 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.March 1962: 8-10

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of the President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's address at the Democratic Party's fundraising dinner honoring Senator George Smathers at the Fontainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. In his speech the President honors Smathers, predicts the Senato...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Address at Miami Beach, Florida at a Fundraising Dinner in Honor of Senator George Smathers, 10 March 1962
    White House Audio Collection10 March 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner honoring Senator George Smathers held at the Fontainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. In his speech President Kennedy praises Smathers’ congressional career, predicts the Senator’s reelection, and discusses the importance of Florida to the nation’s s...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Welcoming Remarks to Astronaut and Mrs. Scott Carpenter, 5 June 1962
    White House Audio Collection5 June 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s welcome address to Commander M. Scott Carpenter and his wife in the White House Fish Room. In his speech President Kennedy explains the symbolic importance of the country’s space program.

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    Space activities: General, 1963: July-September
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1963: 22 July-30 September, undated

    This folder contains memoranda regarding an article by Francis Drake published in Reader’s Digest titled, “We’re Running the Wrong Race with Russia,” about the focus of space activities by the United States and Soviet Union. Also included in this folder are a speech by James E. Webb, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administratio...

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